Events. People & Skills Projects - 31 May 2019

D2N2 LEP to host Recruiting Talent 2019

Tickets are now available to attend the inauguralRecruiting Talent 2019 event on Friday the 19th of July at the Derby College Roundhouse.

This free event is designed to enable attendees to learn, share, and discuss new approaches to recruiting your talent.

Hosted by Derby College, the event is supported by D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, Federation of Small Businesses, D2N2 Growth Hub, Nottingham Jobs, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, DWP, The Prince’s Trust, Experience Works, Groundwork Greater Nottingham, All About Demolition, Motor Point, Derby City Council Apprenticeship Hub and Flint Bishop.

Amongst the array of topics discussed employers can expect talks on:

Meeting your Future Workforce Needs

The full impact of Brexit remains to be seen, however, EMC data from their QES (Quarterly Economic Survey) highlights that 68% of businesses struggle to recruit. With a clear skill shortage and the evident challenges with recruitment; what do we do differently to recruit our talent? What is the likely impact of Brexit? and what funding is available to recruit and upskill your future workforce? to find out – book your place to attend!

Adopting Innovative Approaches to Recruitment

The labour market in Britain is currently very tight, with record employment as well as unemployment at its lowest since 1975. With job creation outstripping the number of available workers, employers are having to compete harder to attract the right talent to sustain and grow their business. Come along and hear from employers who are adopting innovative approaches to recruiting their talent.

Reaping the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

Discover how to truly champion Diversity and Inclusion and how this can result in increased sales and an enhanced employer brand. See how diverse teams work better, are more productive, more creative and have increase retention.

Keynote Speakers

Chair of D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Elizabeth Fagan will be delivering a presentation entitled: ‘The Future of Workforce Skills in D2N2 and the Boots Approach’. In this speech, she will draw extensively from her experience as current non-executive chair and former Managing Director of Boots, to deliver a thought-provoking discussion on the attributes of today’s workforce.

Joining Elizabeth will be Micheal Weedon, policy representative for the Federation of Small Businesses who will be delivering a keynote entitled: ‘Not just big business: SMEs and recruitment’.


Our interactive and informative workshops will enable you to recruit more effectively. Hear from employers, specialist support services and providers. Each attendee has the opportunity to attend a maximum of two workshops due to limited spaces per workshop. These include:

  • Access to Finance & Skills Support Within D2N2
  • Diversifying Your Workforce: How To Recruit Inclusively
  • Unlocking Hidden Talent
  • Apprenticeship Panel: How Do You Recruit Yours?
  • Employment Law: Likely impact of Brexit on Recruitment 

For more details on the content of each workshop – click here.

Exhibitor Marketplace

In addition to our organised events, attendees can also speak to our exciting range of providers, chosen to exhibit on the basis of the strength of support they can offer you to recruit.

The Marketplace will be live from 8:30am (during registration) until 1pm (during lunch & networking) and a marketplace directory will be available to take away on the day.


For more information and to sign up – click here.

For any questions about the logistics of the event please contact Sandra Casey via or 07498 721167.

For any questions about the content of the event, its relevance to your business or exhibiting contact Sabina Talib ‘BBO Stakeholder Manager for Derby City Council viaemail: or 07548 224445.

Media wanting further information about the D2N2 LEP can contact D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer Luke Stott on 0115 9578749 or email:

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